The proposed Deep Well development seeks to add over 10,000 homes, 20,000 residents, and new commercial activity to the City of Prescott. The 1800-acre property was annexed by the City in 2015. Water for the development raises significant issues in both the Prescott Active Management Area (AMA) and the Big Chino Valley.
What about the water? How much is needed? Where will it come from? What are the impacts on our aquifer, on safe yield, and on the Verde River?
Exploring these questions when he speaks to CWAG on Saturday, Oct. 14, Gary Beverly will describe the proposed development in the context of state and local water policy, water use in both the Prescott AMA and the Big Chino Valley, and the potential impacts on sustainability and the Verde River. The Oct. 14 meeting takes place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist congregation building, 882 Sunset Ave. in Prescott (two blocks behind True Value). The public is welcome!
Gary Beverly, Ph.D., is a retired businessman who now works to protect the Verde River. He's a CWAG board member and chair of the CWAG Education/Policy Committee. He lives in Chino Valley.